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“We’re not superwomen; we are people who have to make choices every day.” – Sharon Roper
As female founders in the Caribbean, we face unique challenges that can be difficult to navigate. This is where your community comes in.
Having a supportive network of other female entrepreneurs can make all the difference. Today I’m joined by three members of the RevUp family, Sharon Roper, Founder and Managing Director of Sian Associates; Trudy-Ann Fung, Co-Founder of Electroville Limited; and Narda Ventura, CEO of SkyBlue Transaction Solutions. Our guests share their experiences as female founders, and we discuss entrepreneurship, leadership, and the challenges faced by startups.
In this conversation, we discuss common reasons startups fail to deliver positive value to their investors, balancing emotions and data in decision-making, and the challenges of managing a business while also being a mother and wife. The discussion offers insights and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs on how to navigate the challenges of building a successful startup. Enjoy the episode!
The critical elements to coming up with a great idea
Sharon’s motivation for joining an angel investor network and her passion for helping women entrepreneurs
Three main reasons startups may fail to deliver positive value to their investors
The importance of consistently analyzing data to inform business decision-making
The business value of women’s emotional connection
Sharon, Narda, and Trudy’s experiences with resilience in entrepreneurship
What it looks like to anchor yourself in purpose and impact
Imposter Syndrome and how it affects women’s confidence as entrepreneurs
The challenges of being a mother and an entrepreneur tips for finding balance
How women’s spending power and economic impact have shifted over time
Why we need to hold on to confidence in our innate abilities as we go through the entrepreneurial journey
How the founders have evolved and gained confidence over time
Using self-coaching to overcome doubts and lack of belief in oneself
Why you need a supportive network including family, friends, colleagues, and mentors
The importance of trusting your instincts and protecting your space as an entrepreneur
How RevUp Caribbean can support you as a female founder
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Composer: Seretse Small, Founder, Avant Academy of Music